Designing your professional online presence

Have you taught an ePortfolio / online presence course? This summer I had the privilege of designing and teaching a course that involved creating ePortfolios. I drew upon a lot of my prior experience and knowledge about open education and online learning to design the course. From a learning theory perspective, connectivism and heutagogy were great influences. Read More …

Gettin’ Air

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of having a conversation with Terry Greene for his podcast Gettin’ Air. It was great to spend some time chatting with him about open pedagogy, online teaching, and the Virtually Connecting origin story – from my Point of View. You can listen to the session here: https://www.spreaker.com/user/10100518/rebecca-hogue Read More …

Goingeast.ca – Scott and Becky’s grand adventure #whydomain

In preparation for a course I’m teaching this summer that involves creating a domain for the purpose of hosting an ePortfolio, I tweeted asking for help asking for any resources that would help students choose a domain name. In doing so, Terry Green pointed out an activity called WhyDomain that is part of the Ontario Read More …

Student journals as instructor-learner interaction

Rather than using the quiz functionality, I implemented journals using the blackboard learn journal functionality. I am loving it. Students are writing 2-4 paragraphs about the class. They are doing much deeper reflections, connecting the content to their lives outside the classroom. But even more important, they are using the journals to have a 1:1 dialog with me. Students are asking me questions that sometimes go well beyond the scope of the class – such that it already feels like a real connection. I feel like I’ll get to know my students better – but they will also get to know me better. Read More …

Reflections on #DevLearn

Last week I attended the eLearning Guild‘s DevLearn conference. This is the best conference I’ve been to for professional development for Instructional Designers that focus on areas outside of academia. The primary audience of the conference are those involved in the creation of eLearning materials or infrastructure for the corporate sector. There are several folks Read More …